I would have to say this is not a film that stands out as any kind of classic, although it's original and quite funny. It's always good to see superheroes using their powers for something more inventive than just the common good of all mankind: for example the third act, when G-Girl finally gets round to taking imaginative revenge on Matt for dumping her, is a lot of fun. Actually I think she is relatively restrained given how badly she's been treated.
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
The Ex-Factor [Review: My Super Ex-Girlfriend]
Superheroes really do get a raw deal. G-Girl here (Uma Thurman) has been written as one of those misogenistic fantasy characters, the neurotic-obsessive-clingy woman, but half-way through the film I found myself rooting for her rather than her boyfriend Matt (Luke Wilson) the supposed hero/victim of the piece, who is only interested in bragging to his best friend about his sexual exploits. The extremely funny scene in the restaurant where G-Girl knows that, if she leaves her table to save the world from a meteorite threat, this will leave Matt free to flirt with his co-worker Hannah (Anna Faris) pretty much sums it up - and she has a point, why can't they just leave it to the military for once?